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Dr. B. Clay Dorenkamp
Board Eligible & Fellowship Trained
Spinal Surgeon

B. Clay Dorenkamp, DO

Dr. Dorenkamp’s special interests in orthopedics are in the following areas:

  • Improving spine surgery with technology and navigation
  • Cervical Fusion
  • Cervical Motion Preservation with Total Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Motion Preservation with Total Disc Replacement

About Dr. Dorenkamp

Dr. Dorenkamp is compassionate about providing patient driven and patient specific care. It is Dr. Dorenkamp’s philosophy that motion is one of the keys to living a healthy life. This has directed Dr. Dorenkamp to devoting his career in medicine to orthopedic surgery with a focus in spine surgery. Fundamentally, orthopedics is centered around improving mobility in patients through treating musculoskeletal pathology. Dr. Dorenkamp furthers this by expanding his practice to spinal pathology. In his spine fellowship, Dr. Dorenkamp has trained extensively in both cervical and lumbar spinal decompression, spinal fusion, and trained with national leaders in motion preservation total disc replacements. He works with his patients to collaboratively address their pathology through both conservative and operative interventions.


  • Undergraduate: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Medical: Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, Arizona


  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: McLaren Greater Lansing, Lansing, Michigan
  • Orthopedic Spine Fellowship: Center for Spine and Orthopedics, Thornton, Colorado


  • Board Eligible, American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2020
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Sigma Sigma Phi, National Osteopathic Honorary Society

Hospital Affiliations


Dr. Dorenkamp has a passion for improving medical therapies and surgery through research. He has been fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to textbook chapters, clinical research papers, clinical research posters as well as assisting with resident research. He continues to strive to improve patient care through the scientific process.